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8 Fun Window Film Facts

As a homeowner or business owner, you know that making your home or office space pleasant and welcoming is no easy feat. It takes time and money to create those ideal spaces for your family or customers. Windows and glass are a huge part of what creates a beautiful space, but there can be some disadvantages to having a large amount of un-tinted glass.

Luckily, the disadvantages - like light glare and heat production - can be turned into advantages by installing window tint in your home or business. Here are interesting facts that can help you decide if window tinting is right for your space:


8 Fun Facts About Window Tinting

1. Helps You Go Green

Having large windows doesn't mean you have to sacrifice being eco-friendly. Installing window films will lower your carbon footprint by cutting down on excessive heating and cooling energy use in your home or business. Window films are an effective way to "go green" and feel comfortable in the space you have created for you or your customers.

2. Save Some Money

Your energy savings will be reduced quite a bit, because of the window film controlling the temperature inside your home or business.

"Window films professionally installed on structurally sound single or double pane windows may reduce energy consumption by as much as 30 percent, while the installation cost may be 91.5 percent less than putting in new windows,” explained Darrell Smith of the nonprofit International Window Film Association.

3. Avoid Eye Straining

Your eye strain will be gone! No more squinting because of the UV rays penetrating the sun. Window film gives your eyes a chance to relax. It also helps cut the glare on TV and computer monitor screens. You can now use your devices without the frustration of not being able to fully see them.

Window films are also great to cut that "magnified heat" feeling - no more having to move spots because the window makes it too hot!

4. Safety and Security

During storms or in the event of a break-in, windows are the most vulnerable points in the home or office. 3M window films are designed to reject solar heat, reduce fading, and can add a valuable layer of protection.

Watch this in-depth video showing exactly how security window film works for your home or business:


5. Out with the Old, In with the New

Well, maybe. Instead of replacing your windows, adding window film will recover the window and provide a multitude of benefits that are much more wallet-friendly than complete window replacement. Films are a much cheaper option than replacing the entire window.

Window films, which can be installed in one day at about one-tenth the cost of new replacement windows, help to provide a more even temperature indoors by nearly eliminating hot spots such as next to a window. Once installed they start working right away and many are warranted by manufacturers to 15 to 20 years or more. 

6. Versatility

No matter the shape or size of your window, the film can be installed. This versatility gives you the capability to colorize your workspace and home through decorative window film graphics.

There are no longer any limitations to shades of white. Sunset Tinting's products now comes in 65,000 colors with any combinations, any pattern and/or any shade desirable. We can customize to your needs!

7. Fading Protection

UV rays can cause the fading of carpeting, paneling, desks, wood, drapes, and valuable upholstered furniture can quickly lose value when damaged by prolonged exposure to the sun. These are vital components of your home or business, and you want to keep them protected. Window films for un control are designed to reduce the effects of heat and sun rays on your furnishings and interior finishes. They also block and filter up to 99% of the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays, which are the single largest cause of fading.

While no window film can stop fading completely, window films dramatically slow down the process of fading, protecting your investment in your home or office.

8. Cancer Prevention

We all know to apply sunscreen, but not inside buildings. High performance window tint offers all day skin protection which helps prevent skin cancer. Window tint acts as a "sunscreen" providing daily sun protection with a one-time application. It blocks more than 99% of harmful UV rays and offers a long-term solution to help prevent skin cancer.  Window Films filter out the harmful UVA and UVB rays. 

For more information about the benefits of window tint and window film in the Houston, Sugar Land and the surrounding areas of Texas, contact Sunset Glass Tinting today.